The Hidden Buddha of Rakuyaji Temple, Shiga

"The Hidden Buddha of Rakuyaji Temple, Shiga"

Honkan Room T5  September 13, 2016 (Tue) - January 9, 2017 (Mon)


Rakuyaji (Koka City, Shiga Prefecture), an ancient temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, has preserved twenty Buddhist statues from the Heian period (794–1192) designated Important Cultural Properties. This number is outstanding even in Shiga Prefecture, where a many fine Buddhist statues remain to this day. This exhibition is the first opportunity to show all twenty of these statues outside Rakuyaji Temple.